Shanghai Quartet at Maverick Hall

The Four Nations Ensemble and the exciting new Latitude 41 Piano Trio will debut at Maverick Hall this Weekend.

by Editorial Staff

A special July 14th BASTILLE DAY CONCERT celebrating the French Baroque at Maverick Hall in Woodstock, 6:30 PM.

In their Maverick debut, The Four Nations Ensemble, joined by soprano Dominique Labelle, will perform chamber music from the 17th through 19th centuries on authentic period instruments.

The Four Nations Ensemble brings together leading exponents of period instrument and vocal performance. With a core ensemble of harpsichord or fortepiano, violin(s), flute, and cello, the Ensemble performs the major masterpieces of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.


Latitude 41

Latitude 41 L-​​R; Livia Sohn, Bernadette Blaha and Luigi Pevoni. Photo by Karen Knauer

LATITUDE 41 PIANO TRIO IN CONCERT will debut at Maverick Hall on Sunday July 15th at 4 PM.

listen to a clip from Adagio Notturno in E Flat, Op. 148  by Schubert 

The program will include the deeply serene Adagio Notturno in E Flat, Op. 148, by Franz Schubert; the Piano Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, by that most Gallic of French composers, Camille Saint-​​Saëns; and Tchaikovsky’s glorious Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50, a heartfelt Russian work, much of which is based on folk tunes and motifs.

Violinist Livia Sohn (a Maverick veteran), cellist Luigi Piovano, and pianist Bernadene Blaha formed Latitude 41 in 2009. All three players have been pursuing substantial, well-​​received solo careers. Since their formation, Latitude 41 has performed at the Newport Music Festival and the L’Ermitage Foundation in Los Angeles, and on “Sundays Live” at the L.A. County Museum of Art, which is streamed live on the Internet and radio. Latitude 41 released its debut CD this year on the Eloquentia label. The unusual name of the trio is derived from the location of its first performance venue in Rhode Island and the home, in Rome, of Mr. Piovano —both at 41 degrees latitude.

Maverick Concerts is the oldest continuous summer chamber music festival in America and a winner of the Chamber Music America/​ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. Built by Maverick Art Colony founder Hervey White, Maverick Concert Hall first opened its doors to music lovers in 1916. The rustic hall is located at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, N.Y. 12498. With acoustics ideally suited to the intimacy of live chamber music performance, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

next week

Saturday, July 21, 8:00 pm  |  The 2012 Woodstock Beat:
Peter Schickele in concert.
This brilliant composer, musicologist, and raconteur will perform in a benefit concert for the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Tickets for this concert are only available directly from the Woodstock Guild at 845 – 679-​​2079. Maverick tickets are not valid.

Sunday, July 22, 4 pm  |  Leipzig Quartet
Music of Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and César Franck

For additional details, including a schedule of concerts, ticket prices, and seating information, visit www​.maverickconcerts​.org or call Maverick’s recorded message line at 845.679.8217.

Featured photo taken last Sunday as the Shanghai Quartet performed for a full house at Maverick Hall

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